Now in its 27th year, the Organic Growers School Spring Conference welcomes growers and sustainability-minded folks of all types for a weekend of region-specific educational offerings, a trade show, seed exchange, guest speakers and opportunities for socializing and networking. This year’s conference takes place Friday-Sunday, March 6-8, at Mars Hill University.
Beyond cooking, the Toronto native says her greatest passion is supporting the LGBTQ community.
Press release from Haywood County Cooperative Extension: The annual Haywood County Extension Master Gardener plant sale has begun. Edibles (berries and asparagus) and hard-to-find native plants (perennials to attract pollinators) are available at exceptional prices. Order forms are available at the Cooperative Extension Office on Raccoon Road, by calling the office at 828-456-3575, on the […]
Local vets and pet nutrition experts say there are affordable, easy ways to improve pet gut health.
In the Popeyes vs. Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich war, the biggest question is: Why all the chicken?
Patricia and Elijah Waters take their cereal-focused pop-up concept to events from bridal showers to volunteer group meetings.
Winter is the ideal time to begin planting and planning to create a hospitable wild bird habitat.
Queen and Doc recently relocated from an Amish community in Ohio to serve as the horsepower behind the college’s sustainable agriculture program.
Federal free and reduced-price lunch and breakfast programs help ensure that the 53% of public school students who qualify are fed when they’re at school. But what happens when those kids go home for the evening or the weekend?
On Sunday, Oct. 27, the Gan Shan West chef de cuisine and their partner, Cherry Iocovozzi, will present the final installment of the Filipino food and natural wine pop-up series, Love Songs.
The U.S. Botanical Safety Laboratory’s new gas chromatography equipment and a specially developed testing methodology are poised to bring stability and convenience to Western North Carolina’s burgeoning industrial hemp industry.
“Healthy soil and the biodiversity that generates and maintains it is key in simultaneously improving food security, watershed health, preventive medicine and climate mitigation,” says farmer, ethnobotanist and educator Mark Cohen.
The Sept. 28 event will offer a milkweed plant sale, children’s educational activities and a monarch gardening workshop for adults.
Hickory Nut Gap Farm will join forces with the National Young Farmers Coalition to host a free dinner and networking evening for new and future farmers on Thursday, Sept. 26.
Although they aren’t actually a fruit, figs are a late-summer favorite in dishes both sweet and savory.
Fall-blooming perennials, shrubs, trees, gently used gardening items and more will be available at the two-day annual event.
The two-day conference features workshops from area experts on forest farming, medicinal herbs, wild edibles and hemp growing.
The new program will work with local farmers and landowners in an effort to develop hemp as viable crop for Western North Carolina.
“I see a potential for these girls not just to get educated and inspired and leave, but to take that inspiration and figure out how to instill it in their communities and create a better future,” says historian and baker Maia Surdam of the 10-year-old program.
Only in her early 20s, the chef has a flair for whimsical pastry and a soft heart for mentoring young people.
The new business highlights a bean scene that’s coming into its own.